Fred Frailey Blog
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    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    One of the toughest jobs in railroading has to be dispatching the Chicago West desk of Norfolk Southern. It controls the double-track line from Porter, Ind., to the approach to Chicago Union Station, not quite 40 miles on what used to be Conrail...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    Your train is still 20 miles east of Altoona, Pa., several miles past the location called Tunnel, when engineer Ron Washington announces, “We don’t really need a helper.” You look across the cab and ask why not. “Because if I can haul us up a 0...
    Posted over 4 years ago by Fred Frailey
    You should have been with me today. In the company of my TRAINS colleague David Lustig, I walked the factory floor of the Electro-Motive Diesel assembly plant in London, Ont., from soup (truck delivery ramp for parts) to nuts (test for finished...

June, 2010